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16 Things to Do in Mangsit Lombok (Breathtaking Nature)

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Mangsit is a popular tourist area in Lombok. Its natural beauty rivals the charm that Bali has. Star hotels, affordable restaurants, scooter rentals and friendly locals will spoil the visitors. Let’s find out the various things to do in Mangsit Lombok ..!

1. Visiting Mangsit Beach

Mangsit Beach is one of the virgin beaches in Lombok that has amazing beauty. Its atmosphere is less crowded so that visitors can freely explore every inch of the beach.

Mangsit Beach has a long coastline and calm waves. A stretch of soft sand and a row of towering coconut trees produce panoramic views that make visitors happy to linger here.

How to Get There
Mangsit Beach is located at West Lombok Regency, about 2 hours drive from Mataram. The admission is Rp 5.000. Since there is no public transportation to get here, you should rent a scooter or car. Besides Mangsit Beach, another virgin beach you should visit is Tanjung Aan Beach. That is one of several things to do in Praya Lombok.

2. Visiting Senggigi Beach

Senggigi Beach is Lombok’s most famous beach. It is definitely a must visit place. Its white sand and turquoise sea undoubtedly will mesmerize visitors.

The underwater beauty is also not to be missed. Healthy coral reefs and colorful fish are the main attractions. Senggigi Beach is also the perfect place to enjoy the sunset.

How to Get There
Senggigi Beach is located in Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. It’s about 30 minutes drive from Mataram. The admission is Rp 15,000.

3. Visiting Setangi Beach

Setangi Beach is located not far from Senggigi Beach, only 30 minutes drive. A less crowded atmosphere is the advantage of this beach.

Visitors can walk along the white sand with ease and look at the turquoise sea. Accompanied by sea breeze, visitors can also relax under the coconut trees while waiting for the sunset.

How to Get There
Setangi Beach is located in Malaka Village, Pemenang Barat, North Lombok Regency. It’s free entry, you only need to pay parking fee.

4. Visiting Kerandangan Beach

Kerandangan Beach is also located not far from Senggigi Beach, just 3 km away. The beach has black sand, exotic coral rocks, blue sea and rows of coconut trees.

Under the towering coconut trees lay the green grass which is the perfect place for a picnic. Because of its west-facing position, Kerandangan Beach is also an ideal place to witness the beauty of the sunset.

How to Get There
Kerandangan Beach is located in Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. The admission is Rp 5.000.

5. Learning to Surf at Mangsit Surf School

Lombok has wonderful beaches and great waves for surfing. So why don’t you take the time to learn to surf ?

Mangsit Surf School offers surf courses that are suitable for beginners. They have experienced instructors with good English.

How to Get There
Mangsit Surf School is located in Mangsit, Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. The price starts from Rp 299.000.

6. Learning to Dive at Dolphin Dive School Lombok

The underwater beauty of Lombok’s beaches is amazing. Certainly the best way to enjoy it is by diving.

Dolphin Dive School offers diving courses based on PADI Dive Organization Standards. All the instructors are certified and they are determined to provide a safe and fun course.

How to Get There
Dolphin Dive School is located at Senggigi Street, KM. 9, Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. Once you have a diving license, you must take time to explore the underwater beauty of Gili Trawangan. After diving, you still have a number of things to do in Gili Trawangan Lombok.

7. Pampering Yourself at Puri Mas Spa

Puri Mas Spa is probably the best spa in Lombok. Here you can have a relaxing message inside a building with a traditional touch of Indonesia.

You can also try acupuncture, aromatherapy massages and the Royal Spa packages. Once done with their treatments, take time for a leisurely swimming in their artistic pool.

How to Get There
Puri Mas Spa is located at Mangsit Beach Street, Senggigi, West Lombok Regency.

8. Visiting Batu Bolong Temple

Not only Bali, Lombok also has a beautiful seaside temple. Batu Bolong Temple is built on a rock four meters high. Uniquely the rock has a natural hole.

From here visitors can see the vast blue sea with Mount Agung as the background. Batu Bolong Temple is also a great place to watch the beauty of the sunset.

How to Get There
Batu Bolong Temple is located at Senggigi, West Lombok Regency. The admission is Rp 10.000. Batu Bolong Temple is not the only temple in Lombok. Come to Mataram, you will see the beautiful Lingsar Temple. In addition, there are lots of things to do in Mataram Lombok.

9. Culinary Tour at Kerandangan – Ikan Bakar, Sate Bulayak , Pelecing Kangkung

It is not perfect to visit Lombok if you do not try local cuisine. Bulayak Satay is made from beef and doused with peanut spice. Pelecing Kangkung is kale vegetable with spicy tomato sauce.

Grilled fish is surely a must-try menu. You can taste those delicious local dishes in Kerandangan – Ikan Bakar, Satay Bulayak, Pelecing Kangkung while enjoying beautiful coastal scenery.

How to Get There
Kerandangan – Ikan Bakar, Sate Bulayak, Pelecing Kangkung is located at Senggigi Street, Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. Opening hours is 4 pm – 12 am. The price starts from Rp 20.000. Culinary tour must be fun. There are other delicious things to eat in Lombok.

10. Shopping Souvenir at Bayan Lombok Gift Shop

Souvenirs are a reminder of a journey. They do not always have to be expensive. Unique and memorable are more important.

Bayan Lombok Gift Shop is one of the best places to buy souvenirs. Here visitors do not have to bargain anymore. All goods are sold at a fair price.

How to Get There
Bayan Lombok Gift Shop is located at Senggigi Street, Batu Layar, West Lombok Regency. Opening hours is 10 am – 10 pm.

More things to do in Mangsit Lombok :

11. Visiting Nipah Beach, a beautiful beach where you can enjoy a variety of delicious seafood
12. Visiting Pandanan Beach, a quiet spot with less tourists and vendors
13. Staying at Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, luxurious hotel with a private beach
13. Visiting Malimbu Hill, the best spot to witness sunset
15. Visiting National Park Krandangan, a great place for hiking
16. Visiting Mango Tree Spa, a great place to refresh your body and mind

All right guys, finally you have the list of things to do in Mangsit Lombok. Don’t wait till you have time. Now is the right time. Let’s visit Mangsit Lombok..!

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